Ulster University Foundation Degree in Management
Top leadership and management talent are needed to create opportunities for growth. This Foundation Degree in Management (formally known as Leadership and Management) has been developed in order to assist in the process of developing this talent and encouraging critical and analytical thinking in students. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students may progress progress to year 2 of the Ulster University BSc (Hons) Management programme.
Year 1: Semester 1:
- Introduction to Marketing
- Developing people
- HRM for Business
- Introduction to Finance and Economics
- Introduction to Management and Leadership
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Year 2: Semester 1:
- Managing Quality
- Financing Operations
- Business and Society
- Work Based Learning
This course will grant you the status of Ulster University Associate Student.
Ulster University Foundation Degree in Management (Year 1)
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Contact Hours per week
15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.
Mandatory Additional Study
Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.
19 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.
GCSE and University General Entrance requirement statement
- Three GCSE to include GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- GCSE Mathematics Grade c or above OR Pass in Level 2 Numeracy
A minimum of 72 UCAS points including:
- Two A Levels at A2 OR
- Level 3 National Diploma
- Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%+
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0; (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or equivalent (Examples of equivalent qualifications would be a GCSE in English, Level 3 Programmes, Essential Skills in Literacy – Level 2, ESOL Level 2 or another qualifications gained at an Institution within the UK).
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.
All students are required to complete a full-time placement (voluntary or paid) for a duration of 15 weeks (4 days per week in placement and one day in College) in their second year of study, which will provide them with the opportunity to build their employability skills through working on a project within the placement organisation. Students who have completed this programme have secured a wide range of placements; including placements in the USA and ROI. All students are required to complete a project presentation on their placement.
Where will it take me?
On successful completion of the Foundation Degree and having met the requirements set by the University, students may progress to either year 2 of the full-time Ulster University BSc Hons Management programme or the part-time BSc Hons Business Studies (Management) at UU. Students may also seek to progress to alternative Higher Education provision dependant on entry criteria.
How will it make me more employable?
You will learn transferrable skills such as communication, organisational skills, problem solving, leadership and critical thinking which will help you apply to relevant jobs within the Business Industry. The programme is designed to facilitate your development of a range of graduate qualities that are highly valued in the workplace.
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